Sci Fi Books – The Fortress (Win or Die Series)

April 12, 2015 in Books, Fiction, Science Fiction

Sci Fi BooksThe Fortress is the first in a series of Sci Fi Books brought to you by Daniel Snyder a newly published science fiction author.

It is an amazing science fiction adventure set in modern times. This Sci-Fi space opera has all the ingredients to keep you spellbound and wanting more.

A space invasion with fights to the death, love, humor and intrigue, it will satisfy your quest for either Military Science Fiction or Fantasy.

amazon-buy-buttonAs the title suggests, there is, of course, a huge, magnificent space fortress put in place by an alien culture which has been designed to protect our planet. But will it be the Fortress that saves planet Earth or will it be our resident Hero, Commander Daniel Stone?  A man with not one but two beautiful women competing for his attention while he is simply, just trying to save the world from the merciless Delonian empire. Aliens with only one objective in mind…total universal dominance and annihilation of any species that tries to stand in their way.

They have the technology, the weapons and the ruthlessness to succeed and if planet earth is going to survive they are going to need all the help they can get,  not even nuclear weapons can protect them from the Delonians, so what real chance does Commander Daniel Stone have? Buy the book now and you can find out.

Good luck Dude!

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The Fortress (Win or Die Book 1)The Fortress by Daniel Snyder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Fortress (Win or Die Book 1) by Daniel Snyder
by Daniel Snyder is a brilliant start to an excellent science fiction series of short stories. You are introduced to Commander Daniel Stone, a futuristic warrior, who is assisted by nannite technology to ensure he is practically indestructible and has super fast reflexes. He is armed with a medieval weapon ( a huge sword) that has been specially adapted with new technology for the 25th century and beyond. Together they defend vulnerable worlds and intergalactic races against the terrorists of the Universe. He is adored by two beautiful alien females and is the most honorable man in the Universe. Chances are when you have read the book you will either want to be Commander Daniel Stone or believe that a little part of you already is. And all this for only 99c

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A Protagonist Tells His Story

January 2, 2015 in Books, Fiction, Science Fiction

Sci Fi Story Openers

This is an article written by Michael L Thal, author of the book ‘The Abduction of Joshua Bloom’. As an example of sci fi story openers, I hope you will agree that it is well written and entices you to try and find out more about Joshua Bloom and his experiences when he is abducted by aliens.

The Abduction of Joshua Bloom

Sci Fi Story Openers

I’m Joshua Bloom. The last three years of my life were spent on the Oceana starship Explorer. Oceanians look just like us, but the girls control everything. The ship’s captain is a great example. Lela was on my case from day one. She forced me to keep a daily regimen of demanding exercise and a healthy diet. I thought my track coach was tough. Lela expected me to exercise three hours a day, arrive to work on time, and get to bed early. And the rations were meager. My favorite dream was of a steak, French fries, and coke. I must concede, however, she did save my life. When I was jogging through Central Park, an escaped lion from the nearby zoo attacked me. If not for Lela’s transporter, I would have been breakfast.

On board ship was a dreamy girl. Her name was Anita. She was pretty pushy, but gorgeous. She was around my age, 16, with orange hair and dark skin. She didn’t have a voice, but spoke to me in my head. Anita was a telepath. The first time I saw her was in a dream back on Earth:

I jogged along a bike path with the sun to my back. Cottages kissed the hot sand. A long pebbly beach reached the ocean’s lapping waters. A girl streaked past me, turned and smiled. She seemed to be about my age, sixteen. Details of her face were obscured by shadows and dreamy murkiness.

“Can you catch up?” the dream girl asked.

Want to know the weird part? She didn’t speak. Her words were injected into my brain. Then dream girl darted down the path and through a dark tunnel.

I followed. The tunnel narrowed into a slit, waking me with claustrophobic shakes.

The dream recurred every few nights until that fateful day when I had enough of my twin brother, Moshe.

On one adventure with Anita aboard Explorer we transported down to a Sirus-4, a water world. There we discovered intelligent life in the form of undersea dolphins. If it wasn’t for the fast thinking of one of the creatures, we would have perished.

Anita said I had the potential of becoming an excellent diplomat. Perhaps one day I’ll negotiate a peace with the Palash. She doesn’t think that’s possible, for they are an alien race of conquerors only interested in obtaining a rare element used in space travel. Once they find what they want, they leave only destruction in their wake.

During my travels to distant worlds and the Oceana home world I met interesting intelligent life forms. I don’t want to give away too much here, but humanoids aren’t the only creatures with brains.

The one person I missed the most was my twin brother, Moshe. When we finally get back to Earth, Anita said he’d have aged thirty years. Oceanian scientists say it has something to do with the space/time conundrum.

If someone tells you that The Abduction of Joshua Bloom is a sci-fi novel, don’t believe it. Michael Thal wrote my bio. It’s 100% true.

The Abduction of Joshua Bloom on Amazon USA

Author’s website and blog: www.michaelthal.com

Other novels by Michael Thal:

Goodbye Tchaikovsky is the story of a teen violinist prodigy who wakes up deaf.

Goodbye Tchaikovsky

The Legend of Koolura tells the story of a sixth grade Armenian girl and how she obtained the cool powers.  She has the ability to dematerialize at will and reappear where she chooses. She can move objects with her mind and she can even defy gravity! But will these powers be of any use in stopping a stalker intent on her destruction?

The Legend of Koolura

Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback- Koolura has the ability to teleport, levitate, heal, and even fly. But at Camp Saddleback, she wakes up drained and powerless. Who or what has stolen her psychic powers?

Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback (Koolura Series Book 2)

Author Bio: Michael L. Thal, an accomplished freelancer, is the author of The Koolura Series, Goodbye Tchaikovsky, and The Abduction of Joshua Bloom. He has written and published over eighty articles for magazines and newspapers including Highlights for Children, The Los Angeles Times, and San Diego Family Magazine. You can learn more about him at www.michaelthal.com or e-mail him at michaelthal@sbcglobal.net.

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The Reluctant Killer

July 25, 2014 in Action & Adventure, Books, Fiction, Gay Novels, Military Fiction, Suspense Thriller

A reluctant heroes storyReluctant Heroes & HIV Stories

The reluctant killer is a story of survival, of someone battling the worst kind of personal illness and, just when he finally thinks he is getting his life back, is caught up in a horrific event, totally beyond his control. Visiting his favourite city, New York, he finds himself captured by terrorists and part of a hostage situation. Kidnapped and at the mercy of  killers with no regard for human life.

New York is no stranger to terrorism and the events of 9/11 are ingrained into the memory of not just every New Yorker, but also the world’s population who watched in horror as the events unfolded on the TV and the Internet.

Killers are at large on the streets of New York once  more. The counter-terrorism system quickly swings into action and the terrorists are backed into a corner. But they have an ace up their sleeve, hostages and plenty of them. Things may not have gone exactly to plan, but they are determined to have their comrades, held in the Bagram Detention Centre in Afghanistan, set free. No matter what the cost.

Buy The Reluctant KillerThe situation is bad enough for anyone, but for Mark Thorpe, now held against his will and  with no access to his life saving medication, he then finds himself subjected to brutal treatment that leaves him battered and, even worse, bleeding. The hostages with him have no idea that he is HIV positive and try to help him.  He cannot explain why but he has to recoil against their kindness. Even though, in this situation, he understands that the hostages should all be sticking together and helping each other out. Unfortunately not all the hostages take that view, there are those that believe only in the survival of the fittest and are even prepared to sacrifice others to look after themselves. Some of the worst traits of the human race start to emerge and not just from the terrorists.

Mark Thorpe feels a steely resolve come over him, he is not prepared to let these people kill him or any of the other innocent hostages, no matter how badly they behave. He doesn’t know what he going to do, but he knows he is not just going to roll over and let the terrorists end his life. He had battled against HIV and now he was ready to do battle with the terrorists.

He was about to become one of those reluctant heroes with a killer instinct, the sort that do what they have to do and then go back to as normal a life as possible. Unfortunately for Mark, events were going to occur that would prevent him ever doing that.

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The Whistleblower Affair

July 15, 2014 in Books, Fiction, Suspense Thriller

Whistleblower

Corporate Greed in the World of Banking

Once upon a time . . . bankers were respected. Not loved, perhaps, but trusted and consulted when times got rough or money was needed for a special investment.

But as scandal mounted upon scandal in recent years, this respect has evaporated. The reputation of our major banks has sunk to unprecedented lows, and there’s worse to come. Some of the banks are still engaging in disgraceful behaviour and are in denial about past misconduct.

In Jonathan Veale’s latest novel, this fascinating world is scrutinised, and blame laid where it belongs: at boardroom level where decisions are made that determine who does what in their organisations.

Of course mistakes can be made by any institution, and sometimes it is hard to pin down responsibility. But in this case, misconduct has been discovered on such a broad scale that the only conclusion one can come to is that the directors were either asleep on their watch, or complicit in creating and encouraging outrageous practices that plundered their clients’ accounts.

Buy ButtonThe Whistleblower Affair tackles boardroom behaviour head on, and describes the greed and ignorance that has been responsible for bringing many banks to the point of doom. Some would even describe it as corporate crime at the highest level.

Of course, there are some who opposed bad behaviour and as the story develops, their hand is strengthened as, one after the other, those responsible for nodding through poor practice are dealt with.

In this novel there is drama, humour, retribution and facts . . . astounding facts that reveal just how widespread and criminal some of the scandals were. And women play a large part in pointing out to the men that their attitudes and outlook are dated. Times have moved on and finance is too important to be left in the hands of a cosy coterie of clubbable gentlemen who, over cigars and champagne, decide what’s best for the great unwashed. The days of the bank manager and his temple-like branch around every corner are nearly over. The internet and electronic banking are about to transform how we all approach money matters, and dozy bankers unprepared for rapid change are going to find the going ever tougher. Change or die will soon be the clarion call. But will the present directors change their approach in time? It’s by no means clear they will.

A great read, with revelations spiced with the inside view of an out of touch profession.

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The Wake Crasher

November 4, 2013 in Books, Fiction, General, Humour, Romantic Novels

The Wake CrasherThe Wake Crasher is a new book and debut novel from new Indie author Robert Durrant.

It is a book that examines moral principals and can divide opinion on whether you think the principle characters are just having some harmless fun or are a little bit sick and misguided. A dark humoured romantic comedy that describes the consequences of being a ‘Wake Crasher’.

The Wake CrasherInitially the perpetrators embark on what they see as a harmless way of getting a few free drinks and a bite to eat at a time when they are struggling to pay the bills in a world that is in financial meltdown.

It is not too long however before they come to realise that there is no such thing as a free ride and that every action they take comes at a price, especially when they dabble in the dark side of life!

New relationships are formed and the principle characters get a little more than they expected from their endeavors. Trouble is the starting point for any new relationship is from a position of deceit and dishonesty and how can that work in a modern world where everyone knows everyone and life is little like living in a goldfish bowl?

A book that will appeal to young adults and teenagers but also for those that like to cringe a little!

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USA: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9791090730458
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Australia: http://itunes.apple.com/au/book/isbn9791090730458
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Germany: http://itunes.apple.com/de/book/isbn9791090730458

To find out more about the author you can visit his author page via his link here Robert Durrant

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